What are they?
A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your device so that the website can remember who you are.
There are two types of cookies on our sites – “session” cookies that are temporary cookies that remain on your browser only while you’re on our site, and “persistent” cookies, that remain on your browser for much longer.
Do I want to stop them?
If you wish to restrict or block all the cookies which are set by our website (which as we say may prevent you from using certain parts of the site), or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. For more information go to www.aboutcookies.org
For Internet Explorer™: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9;
For Safari™: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=en_US;
For Chrome™: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en;
For Firefox™: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences;
For Opera™: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/en/cookies.html.
Which cookies are being used on this site?
We use four different types of cookies on this site – those that are strictly necessary for the website to function, functionality cookies, performance/analytics cookies, and targeted/advertising cookies.
Strictly Necessary cookies: These are cookies that are essential for our website to work correctly. They may be required for system administration, to prevent fraudulent activity, or for a shopping cart function. These cookies cannot be switched off.
Functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance and simplify your user experience. For example, they may remember information about previous choices you have made, remember your password, or allow video or social media content to be properly viewed on the website. You can opt out of functionality cookies using the function below.
Analytics and Performance cookies: These are used for internal purposes to help us understand how you interact with our site, so we can provide you with an improved user experience e.g. to assess the performance of our website, or to test different design ideas for the website. We may work with third parties to perform these services for us, so these cookies may be set by a third party. You can opt out of these cookies using the function below.
Where we work with third parties, they may set cookies to deliver the services that they are providing (e.g. tailored advertising). We make every effort to identify these cookies and detail them below, so that you can choose to opt out.
Banner Acceptance Cookie
Cookie required to navigate from one page to another and to maintain the login/logout information during your visit. It collects information in an anonymous form by using a unique identifier. Expires after 1 hour.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. They are placed on the site by Google, Inc an American Corporation. They collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited on the site. This information is then used by Google to make reports for us and to help us improve the site. These cookies remain on your computer after the session has finished.
For more information visit: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/